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Daniel Defoe Lived Here

Updated: Jul 23, 2021

Daniel Defoe's blue plaque on a brick building in Stoke Newington, London.
Daniel Defoe's Blue Plaque

Black and white illustration of English writer Daniel Defoe.
Daniel Defoe

Daniel Defoe (1660-1731) was an English trader, writer and also spy.

He was a prolific writer who explored many different forms of writing.

He produced more than three hundred works in the form of books, pamphlets, and journals.

Despite all his works, Defoe is best known for writing Robinson Crusoe; this book is so popular that it is the second most translated book (after the Bible).

Robinson Crusoe also contributed to the publication and popularity of the novel in Great Britain.

His other important works were Memoirs of a Cavalier, A Journal of the Plague Year, Colonel Jack, Moll Flanders and Roxana: The Fortunate Mistress.

Daniel Defoe lived in a house on this site. There is a blue plaque -erected in 1932- that can be found at the site. 🔵

📍95 Stoke Newington Church St, Stoke Newington, London N16 0LA

The nearest station is Stoke Newington Rail Station. 🚆

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